The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 is one element of DAERA’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme and has been developed to provide rural, community-led, voluntary organisations with the opportunity to avail of financial assistance towards the purchase of equipment or completion of minor capital works (for example to improve community premises) that can contribute to alleviating poverty and / or social isolation.

Grant support

Grant support of between £200 (minimum) and £1,500 (maximum) is available to eligible rural groups.  Projects must clearly address an issue of rural poverty and / or social isolation. The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme can provide up to 85% of the total cost of your project, up to a maximum grant of £1,500. Applicants must provide a minimum of 15 % match funding. The total project cost must not exceed £3,000.

Key dates

Call opens - Monday 5 September 2016

The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 has now closed for Applications

Where to get Information

The Scheme is being administered by the Rural Support Networks on behalf of DAERA. Further information, guidance notes and an application form are available from the following organisations:

Council area Rural Support Network
Antrim & Newtownabbey and
Mid & East Antrim

South Antrim Community Network (SACN)
SACN website
Tel: 028 9447 8645

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon The Armagh, Down and Antrim Network (TADA)
TADA website
Tel: 028 3839 8888

Causeway Coast and Glens

North Antrim Community Network (NACN)
NACN website
Tel: 028 2177 2100

Derry and Strabane

Rural Area Partnership in Derry (RAPID)
RAPID website
Tel: 028 7133 7149

Fermanagh and Omagh

Fermanagh Rural Community Network (FRCN)
FRCN website
Tel: 028 6632 7006

Mid Ulster

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN)
CWSAN website
Tel: 028 8773 8845

Newry, Mourne & Down;
North Down & Ards and
Lisburn & Castlereagh

County Down Rural Community Network (CDRCN)
CDRCN website
Tel: 028 4461 2311
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